ALICE KAHN LADAS, EdD was the chair of the USABP Research Committee from its inception in 1999 until 2008. In recognition of her tireless efforts to further research in the field of Body Psychotherapy, the USABP honored Dr. Ladas by naming their research award The Alice K. Ladas Research Award.
Dr. Ladas was instrumental in creating the Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis in the 1950’s. She established Lamaze education in the U.S. In 1982 she co-authored The G Spot and Other Discoveries about Human Sexuality, which became an international bestseller. She is a mother, grandmother, social worker, sex therapist, body-psychotherapist, and licensed psychologist.. She continues to practice as a Somatic Psychologist in Santa Fe, NM, and NYC.
For Outstanding Research Advancing the Profession of Body Psychotherapy by a Student
2012 Daniel Lewis
Nina Bull: The Work, Life, and Legacy of a Somatic Pioneer
2010 Jennifer Bruha
The Effects of Body Experience and Mindfulness on Body-Image Disturbance and Eating Disorders
2008 Jeanne M. Denney
The Effects of States of Compassionate Presence on People in Coatose States Near Death
2005 Amelia H. Kaplan Psy. M. and Laurie F. Schwartz, M.Th., M.S.
Listening to the Body: Pragmatic Case Studies of Body-Centered Psychotherapy
For Outstanding Research Advancing the Profession of Body Psychotherapy
2016 Robyn Cruz
Outstanding Research and Multiple works in BodyWork
2012 Gary A. Glickman
Gender as a Relational Somatic Experience: How Body-Centered Might Be Participating in Gendering Clients
(An Experiential Conversation)
2010 Joan Klagsbrun, Susan L. Lennox & Lauren Summers
The Effect of “Clearing a Space” on Quality of Life in Women with Breast Cancer
2008 Morgan Lazzaro-Smith
Reconciling Body and Self: Body Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
2005 Margit Koemeda-Lutz et al
Preliminary Results Concerning the Effectiveness of Body Psychotherapies in Outpatient Settings – A Multi-Center Study in Germany and Switzerland
2002 Christa D. Ventling, DPhil
Efficacy of Bioenergetic Therapies and Stability of the Therapeutic Result: A Retrospective Investigation
2000 Pamela Pettinati
The Relative Efficacy of Various Complementary Modalities in the Lives of Patients with Chronic Pain: A Pilot Study.